Rheumatoid arthritis research: help us understand the family link

The role of genetics in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well established; but why do some people develop the disease while their siblings or children remain healthy?

We are currently recruiting RA patients, their RA-free relatives (children, parents and siblings), as well as healthy individuals without a RA family history, to shed light on this question.

You can help us better understand the intricate relation between the disease, genetics and other factors that may influence the onset of RA by taking part in our study. The research is led by the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation in collaboration with the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. The principal investigators are Dr Helen Benham and Prof Ranjeny Thomas, both clinical rheumatologists and translational medical researchers.

For more information, please contact Joe on j.tesiram@uq.edu.au or (07) 3443 6992.